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the nation's top spy chief. the head of the national security agency denied reports of phone tapping of foreign citizens and told house members the nsa would rather take a beating in the media than give up a program that protects americans from terrorists. >> the national security agency says chiefs did not illegally tapped. they revealed rare details of america's intelligence gathering techniques. >> confident and almost defiant top spy chiefs made no apologies before the house intelligence committee. they defended the job the agencies do to keep america and her allies safe. >> there's not been a mass casualty in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. they didn't stop hating us. they didn't say that they were going to just forgive this. they continued to try. >> the work of the national security agency is under fire because of revelations by former nsa analyst, edward snowden. documents he leaked showed phone calls of millions of ordinary citizens. testimony of keith alexander and others told the committee the content is secret in a lock box unless there is a link to terrorism. th
as new spying revelations come to light. el mundo reported that the national security agency spied on 60 million phone conversations there alone. it comes as an european delegation now visiting the u.s. al jazeera now join us from the white house. how has the white house responded to these latest allegations of spying on world leaders. >> reporter: as far as the latest allegations on the spanish, the millions of spanish who have been monitored by the nsa, nothing yet. we have a briefing coming up in an hour or so where we expect questions to be asked. as far as previous allegations we have an anonymous leak to the wall street journal saying that president obama knew nothing about this until this summer when he had an internal review--there wasn't an internal review, he found about it then and immediately put a stop to the spying on german chancellor angela merkel. but other reports say that he knew about the surveillance of angela merkel in 2010. there have been rumbles of how the european governments could be careful because edward snowden may have information about how much cooperation
, the head of the nsa, the national security agency, general keith alexander and others who lawmakers want to ask, how extensive are these surveillance programs? why are they necessary? and particularly as we've learned of late, why are we tapping cell phones and other conversations of our allies, of world leaders like angela merkel, the german chancellor. the germans are really upset about this. they're calling for an investigation. even some democrats are saying it's over the top to tap cell phones of our allies like senator dianne feinstein. her senate intelligence committee may also be looking into this. in a statement, she said "with respect to nsa collection of intelligence on leaders of u.s. al allies, let me state unequivocally, i am totally opposed. i do not believe the united states should be collecting phone calls or e-mails of friendly presidents and prime ministers." like merkel. that's why the eu, the european union, has people here in washington asking questions, and now am a senior administration official says they may phase out that part of the program. richard? >> tracie,
-time low for the gop. now to the controversy surrounding the national security agency. i a document obtained by al jazerra america shows nsa officials had been advice today site the 911 attacks when testifying about its surveillance activities. that advice was listed under a subheading titled sound bites that residence nate. the document obtained under the freedom of information act contains a series of talking points. the nsa did not comment on the details of the document. >>> and there are more revelations about the extent of the nas surveillance activities. according to the washington post the agency secretly hacked the main data centers for internet giants yahoo and googling. by tapping those links the nsa would reportedly able to collect data from hundreds of millions of user account, many account belonging to americans, the government has not confirmed or denied that report. going and yahoo officials say that they are unaware of this activity. >>> syria's president says he's willing to take part in peace talks under certain conditions. he says support for rebels needs to first
. >> lawmakers are expected to introduce a bill occur tailing the national security agencies powers to indiscriminately collect personal information. the u.s.a. freedom act is authored by patrick lay he. >> i did would provide stronger restrictions and require the government to delete information it collects accidentally more aggressively than it does now. the bill has a dozen co sponsors in the senate and 70 in the house. meanwhile, senator dianne feinstein, the democratic head of the senate intelligence committee, who has been a staunch defender of the n.s.a. is among those criticizing the agencies monitoring of world leaders like german chancellor angela merkel. insta statement, she said: the white house says president obama was not aware of just how extensive the n.s.a.'s intelligence gathering was until this summer, but the president insists there will be a complete review of the n.s.a.'s spying policy. >> what we've seen over the last several years is their pass has continued to develop and expand and that's why i'm initiating now a review to make sure that what they're able t
in the u.k. has been overshadowed by reports of spying by america's national security agency. according to nsa leaker eric snowden, there has been eavesdropping. the e.u. envoy will arrive in washington. >> reporter: that's right, they'll be joined by members of congress, think tanks and telephone companies to discuss the surveillance of citizens. this is a delegation that had been organized some months ago. the european parliament had set up an inquiry as a result of the news from eric snowden. we are expecting some sort of emergency delegation of intelligence officials from both germany and france to washington in the next few days to have talks, but we're not sure when that is going to happen. as for whether they're going to get any joy through congress we heard that europe should be grateful for the surveillance, it's keeping europe safe. we're not sure what you all are complaining about. >> they have also said that the french and the germans spy on the usa so don't be surprised we do it to you. this is quite interesting. angela merkel, apparently she has been bugged, if you like, f
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that is the national security agency spited on its interspied on its citizens tracking more than 60 million phone calls in just one month. spain summoned the u.s. ambassador yesterday to discuss the allegations. the red sox have two chances to become world series champs starting tomorrow night. last night they grabbed a three games to two lead. jon lester allowed one run and four hits over seven and two-thirds innings. talk about the power of music, britney spears is reportedly being used as a secret weapon to fight somali pirates. crews are blasting spears' tunes to stop bandits from trying to hijack their supertankers. apparently the songs oops i did it again and baby one more time are the most effective in keeping the pirates at bay. and that's your fox news minute. back to you. ♪ ♪ dennis: and it's time to make money with baby one more time. charles payne -- [laughter] a fashionable pick for us. >> yeah. quicksilver. do you remember that? dennis: i don't remember. >> you don't? you never went into that skateboard culture? cheryl: you didn't have vans in high school, dennis? dennis: yeah, okay -
by which agencies make national security and suitability determinations. we must ensure those processes and the processes for granting or revoking access to facilities and information systems fully mitigate risks. we have a multisector work force, comprised of military, civilian, and contractor personnel. we work to ensure robust vetting policies and policies are applied to all individuals with access to federal facilities, networks, or classified information in a consistent manner. this approach reflects two important principles, first, the need to protect our national security is no less critical when the work is performed by contractors than when it is performed by federal employees. second, the men and women who make up the contractor work force are no less patriotic than their government counterparts, and in fact many have had meaningful careers as federal employees or in the armed forces. while we have made significant progress in the area of suitability security clearance and credentialing process reform, we need to do more. in 2004, congress passed the intelligence reform and te
of federal agencies. to strengthen the protection of national security affirmation in the physical security such as improving the effectiveness and of background investigation and by which agencies make national suitability determinations to grant or revoke systems believe medicare risk. comprised of military and civilian contractor personnel we eat work to reach to the process are applied to all individuals with federal facilities, and networks were classified in the consistent manner. this affects the first to protect no less when it is for formed by contractors to an employee's. of men and women make up the force our no less patriotic fax many have had careers in the armed forces. we have made security clearances in an end we need to do more in 2004 of congress pass the terrorism prevention act so all agencies have to prevent but we have this is a limit the schools every quarter since all maintaining this clearance process with that backlog has been eliminated. m4 the executive branch reform efforts extend beyond the time vegas missiles to establish enterprise technology standards. in to
investigations and strengthening the processes by which agencies make national security a suitability determination. we must ensure those processes and the processes for granting or revoking access to facilities and information systems fully mitigate risks. we have a multisector workforce comprised military civilian and contractor personnel could we have worked to ensure that robust vetting policies are applied to all and officials with access to federal facilities networks were classified information to assist them better. this approach reflects two principles. first they need to protect our national securities no less critical in the work is performed by contractors and when it's performed by federal employees. second amend them and who make up the contractor worked for serna was patriotic and that government counterparts in fact many of had meaningful careers as federal employees in the armed forces. while we have made significant progress mary suitability security clearance and credentialing process reform we need to do more. in 2004 was passed the intelligence reform and terroris
investigations, and strengthening the processes by which agencies make national security and suitability determinations. we must ensure those processes and the processes for granting or revoking access to facilities and information systems fully mitigate risks. we have a multisector work force, comprised of military, civilian, and contractor personnel. we work to ensure robust vetting policies and policies are applied to all individuals with access to federal facilities, networks, or classified information in a consistent manner. this approach reflects two important principles, first, the need to protect our national security is no less critical when the work is performed by contractors than when it is performed by federal employees. second, the men and women who make up the contractor work force are no less patriotic than their government counterparts, and in fact many have had meaningful careers as federal employees or in the armed forces. while we have made significant progress in the area of suitability security clearance and credentially process reform, we need to do more. in 2004,
this dumping, they maximized its profits. many national security experts long argued that the security we have to ask whether the system is fundment tally flawed. we should also be mindful for many years both congress and the federal agencies were concerned about the backlog of security clearance applications which grew larger after 9/11. we need to make sure that investigators do not feel pressured to sacrifice quality for speed. many of heard me say that almost everything i do i know i can do better. same is true, i think, for all of us, and most federal programs. it is in that spirit we convened today's hearing. our primary purpose is to learn what we're doing right in the security process, do more of that, while also learning how we can improve it. we have many questions to ask. here's some of them. are we looking at the risk factors in attempting to identify people who should not be trusted with a clearance or who should do serious harm for our government and our country? what important information do background checks miss in the current system which relies heavily on self-reporting by t
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